Household Hazardous Wastes

Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are the left-over products from hazardous products used in the home. Some of these wastes exhibit poisonous, combustible, explosive and/or flammable properties. When compared with other types of wastes, HHW are a small component of the waste stream.

If HHW are discarded into the residential solid waste stream, the storm sewer system, or the natural environment, environmental damage may occur. If products are improperly stored in the home there may be negative impacts on the health of the residents.

The City’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot is located inside the Residential Drop-Off at Robin Hood Bay.  Click Here for the Hours of Operation. For information on the Product Care paint recycling program and other drop-off locations Click Here.

Accepted Household Hazardous Items

Different items should be sorted separately before bringing them to the HHW Depot (i.e. do not put batteries and fluorescent lightbulbs in the same container).

  • Oil & Latex Paint
  • Paint Thinners & Stain
  • Motor Oil
  • Batteries (keep lithium and alkaline batteries separate)
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Propane Tanks (Large & Small)
  • Used Cooking Oil
  • Fluorescent Lightbulbs (Compact & Tubes)
  • Fire Extinguishers

For other Hazardous Waste associated with a Household, try our Look Up.

Not Accepeted Items

  • Explosives/ammunition/flares
  • Unused fireworks (return to vendor)
  • Smoke detectors
  • Commercial waste
  • Biomedical/Sharps

Things to Remember

  • Keep items separate (i.e. do not put batteries and fluorescent lightbulbs in the same container)
  • Seel containers securely (screw tops, paint lids, etc)
  • Don’t put items in tied plastic bags; instead transport in open-topped boxes
  • Bring the materials in the trunk of your car to be safe
  • Please make sure all propane tanks have the valves closed and that there is plenty of ventilation in your vehicle
  • We recommend that you wear gloves when handling products
  • Containers carrying liquids will not be returned to residents because liquids are not poured off on site

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